If you are an individual who is suffering from irregularly spaced, misaligned, front protruding teeth (commonly referred to as an ‘overbite’ within the field of dentistry), or generally crooked teeth, then orthodontic work could be the right solution for you.
A more discreet alternative
Many individuals may believe that traditional metal braces are the only option, however within the modern field of dentistry there now resides a wide array of subtle alternatives. At our dental clinic in Colchester we offer many discreet brace options (such as Six Month Smiles, Inman aligners, Cfast braces, and clear aligners).
What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners could be argued as one of the most popular orthodontic options at our dental clinic in Colchester. If you are an individual who is looking for invisible orthodontics in Colchester then clear aligners could be for you, these transparent plastic trays have risen greatly in popularity within recent years due to their invisible, effective, and long lasting dental results.
How do they work?
Many individuals may have heard of the name ‘Invisalign’, as this make could easily be argued as the largest brand provider of clear aligners in modern dentistry within the United Kingdom, and the brand we know and trust at our dental clinic in Colchester. If you are looking at receiving this particular form of orthodontics in Colchester then you may be wondering how they work! These clear aligner trays are tailor made for each patient’s smile, the trays are replaced every few weeks to slowly encourage the teeth to move in a positive direction.
How do traditional metal braces compare to Invisalign?
Traditional metal braces (also referred to as ‘conventional metal braces’ within the field of dentistry) could be argued as dentistry’s ‘original braces’ and a treatment we also offer at our dental clinic within Colchester. Many of our patients may be aware that they wish to receive orthodontics, however they may be unsure of which type of brace is right for them.
Both striving for your coveted smile
Clear aligners and traditional metal braces both differ greatly in terms of their physical appearance; metal brackets and wires versus clear plastic trays. However they both aim for the same results; a straighter and therefore happier smile. If you are debating between both options you may wish to know how they both achieve your desired smile! Metal conventional braces use a combination of metal brackets and wires to apply pressure on the misaligned teeth, therefore encouraging them to move into the required position. Clear aligners differ in the way that they are removable and do not require wire tightening, they do however need replacing every couple of weeks.
How to maintain your dental results
Depending on your unique dental case, some patients may have to wear braces for extended periods of time, they may therefore wish to know how to maintain their new smile! Retainers are essentially transparent plastic trays which are used to refresh your orthodontic results. Immediately after treatment these retainers may have to be worn every night, as time goes on however, they are able to be worn far less frequently.